Winter!: Prepare for holiday gaming!
Culture Brain USA, Inc.
TRAITS (member-attributed "LIKES")
THE SETTING #USES
PLAYING AS #USES
PLAYING AGAINST #USES
HOW IT'S PLAYED #USES
GENERAL TONE #USES
Upon returning to their homeland after weeks of martial arts training, good friends and Kung Fu masters Jacky and Lee find the land in a shadow of gloom, the inhabitants in sorrow.
While they were out on their training session, monsters had invaded their land, kidnapping Princess Min-Min and stealing the land's ten treasures. Hiding the ten treasures throughout eight castles and holding Princess Min-Min in the furthest of them, these monsters are a force too terrible for any of the citizens to take on.
The citizens plead with Jacky and Lee to rescue Princess Min-Min and retrieve the treasures so that happiness may be restored to the land. Thus, the friends begin their quest and enter the first of eight perilous castles. From an overhead perspective, Jacky and Lee will have to trek through each castle, each of which contains four danger-filled one-screen rooms, while fending off the attacks of a large variety of foes.
Bazooka-firing soldiers trying to get their sights on them, Coffin Men that will shut them in and hold them for their pals, slithering snakes, soldiers in a number of varieties, and the very large and invulnerable Bison Commandos, among many others are waiting for our Kung Fu heroes. And only after they've destroyed a set amount of these foes, may they progress to the next room of the castle.
However, as Jacky and Lee are both masters of Kung Fu, they get to utilize their skills here and take out an enemy with either a powerful Kung Fu punch or a flying Moon Sault Kick, smashing them to bits in the process. In addition, each room they enter is filled with boxes, blocks and stones, which can be punched or destroyed yielding power-ups, items, weapons and sometimes secret rooms leading to a higher room or bonus level.
Just a few of the items they can collect to aid them in their battle include swords to take out members of the otherwise invulnerable Dragon Clan, money bags (six of which may be exchanged for a Power Up), E balls that will net an extra life, candles to see hidden traps, and scrolls that help defeat certain enemies.
While busting blocks and fending off foes, Jacky and Lee will also have to avoid a plethora of traps including open wells, sharp snapping metal traps, fireballs, bolts of lighting and much more. One Player Mode allows the first player to play as Jacky, while Two Player Mode lets a second player join in as Kung Fu pal Lee.
Like any red-blooded hero of the Kung Fu variety, you've got your life-threatening mission to complete, you might not make it out alive, and odds are you probably won't get anything more than a meal at the Princess' house for your trouble, but you're a hero by gum, so get to it! ~ Geoffrey Douglas Smith, All Game Guide